National Geographic January 1900
The Idaho and Montana Boundary Line
The complete survey of the boundary line between Idaho and Montana is described.
The Census of 1900
The census seems vast and mysterious to many Americans because of its great size, but the author is able to clearly and simply state its objectives and procedures.
The Total Eclipse of the Sun, May 28, 1900
The path of the upcoming total solar eclipse is conveniently accessible to a multitude of people. Over half a million persons will see this event of a lifetime from their homes, and many others will no doubt travel to witness the spectacle.
The Philippine Islands and Their Environment
The author who has traveled extensively in the Philippines, analyzes the commercial and strategic value of their location. He also describes the tidal wave of American prestige that has swept through Asia in the wake of Dewey’s victory.
The Copper River Delta
A Coast and Geodetic Survey party explores the geography of the Copper River Delta.
The Cape Nome Gold District
While awaiting transport to Seattle, the author explores the burgeoning boom town of Nome, Alaska.
Our New Possessions and the Interest They Are Exciting
Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Philippines, and the Samoan Islands have been of great interest to the United States in the past year. The author looks at the current consumption and production of these new U. S. possessions.
Puerto Rico, Not Porto Rico
The President of the United States finally settles the raging controversy over the spelling of Puerto Rico, opting to retain the form used by the island’s residents.
The author expresses his hope that the Board on Geographic Names will adopt native pronunciation and spelling of geographic names.
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